Encyclopedia of Cat Breeds

Encyclopedia of Cat Breeds

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by J. Anne Helgren
     
 

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Updated with the latest information on all recognized feline breeds, this valuable reference source includes a survey of feline history and evolution, a detailed description of the attributes that make a purebred cat, a summary of feline genetics, and an in-depth discussion of conformation, color, and coat. The breed profiles follow, with each profile accompanied… See more details below

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Updated with the latest information on all recognized feline breeds, this valuable reference source includes a survey of feline history and evolution, a detailed description of the attributes that make a purebred cat, a summary of feline genetics, and an in-depth discussion of conformation, color, and coat. The breed profiles follow, with each profile accompanied by color photos and a bar graph-style at-a-glance summary of the breed's characteristics.

Approximately 45 breeds are profiled, including: Abyssinian, American Shorthair, Bengal, Burmese, Cornish Rex, Himalayan, Maine Coon, Oriental, Persian, Ragdoll, Siamese, Sphynx, Turkish Angora . . . and many others. Added features that will be of interest to all cat fanciers include--

  • Descriptions of new or experimental breeds
  • Extensive information on the American domestic cat
  • A discussion titled "Which Breed is Right for You?"
  • Advice on choosing a purebred cat
  • Information on entering a cat in shows

    The book features more than 100 color photos plus handsome line art.

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  • Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780764165801
    Publisher:
    Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
    Publication date:
    04/01/2013
    Edition description:
    Revised
    Pages:
    392
    Sales rank:
    264,316
    Product dimensions:
    7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.50(d)

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